The Queens College women’s basketball team will play a game in Madison Square Garden next year where they will go up against Immaculata University.
The competition is part of the ninth annual Maggie Dixon Classic, the premier women’s basketball regular-season tournament in the nation. This game, on Jan. 4., will be the second time that the Queens College women’s basketball team plays at the Garden. The first time, they lost to Immaculata, 65-61. And the game included notable Queens names such as Donna Orender, Gail Marquis and Coach Lucille Kyvallos.
The other game that day is St. John’s University, which is playing defending national champion, Connecticut.
The team comes off of a 2013-14 season that saw them win 20 games, advance to the ECC Semi-Final and have two players given the All Met status. The team also posted the 15th best turnaround in Division II from the previous season. Queens opens the 2014-15 campaign on Saturday, Nov. 14, when they go against Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.
The tournament is named in honor of former United States Military Academy (Army) head coach, Maggie Dixon, who died of a heart condition following her first season in West Point. The event also includes a health and heart expo.